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GM: Blue Jays have talked with Melky, but 'not close to anything'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday he has talked with free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, but "right now, we're not close to anything," according to MLB Network Radio. Anthopoulos added they would like to re-sign Cabrera.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Thursday the White Sox are the latest team to show interest in Cabrera and could consider pursuing the veteran outfielder in free agency. Cabrera hit .301 with 16 home runs, 35 doubles and 73 RBI in 139 games in 2014.

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Report: Red Sox 'very serious' about pursuit of Andrew Miller
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox are "very serious" about their pursuit of free agent reliever Andrew Miller, a source told MassLive.com. 

Miller is one of the most sought after relievers in this free-agent class. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported last week Miller has had 22 teams show interest in signing him.

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Yankees add Williams, Austin, two more to 40-man roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Yankees announced Thursday they added outfielder Tyler Austin, pitcher Danny Burawa, pitcher Branden Pinder and outfielder Mason Williams to the 40-man roster. The Yankees also sold the rights of infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

Williams was considered the Yankees' third-best prospect by Baseball America heading into the 2014 season. 

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Rockies make pitching moves
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Rockies announced they've added pitcher Tyler Anderson to the 40-man roster and designated pitcher Juan Nicasio for assignment.

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Angels add two to 40-man roster, designate two for assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Angels announced Thursday they added catcher Jett Bandy and pitcher Danny Reynolds to the 40-man roster. The team also announced pitcher Michael Roth and catcher Jackson Williams were designated for assignment.

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Marlins add five to 40-man roster
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Marlins added catcher Austin Barnes and pitchers Adam Conley, Domingo German,Justin Nicolino and Matt Ramsey to their 40-man roster, reports the team's website. All the minor-leaguers are now protected from December's Rule 5 draft.

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Astros add two players to 40-man roster, outright Bass to Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Astros announced Thursday they added infielder Ronald Torreyes and pitcher Vincent Velasquez to the 40-man roster. Pitcher Anthony Bass was also outrighted to Triple-A.

Torreyes hit .298 with two home runs, five triples, 20 doubles and 46 RBI in 126 games last season for Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Velasquez went 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 18 appearances (13 starts) between Rookie League and high Class A last season.

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White Sox make slew of roster moves, take Belisario off 40-man roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The White Sox announced Thursday they added pitcher Frankie Montas, infielder Rangel Ravelo, infielder Tyler Saladino and catcher Kevan Smith to the 40-man roster. They also outrighted outfielder Jared Mitchell to Triple-A Charlotte.

Chicago claimed pitcher Onelki Garcia off waivers from the Dodgers and designated pitcher Ronald Belisario for assignment to clear a roster spot.

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Tigers claim Zeid from Astros, take Carrera off 40-man roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Tigers claimed pitcher Josh Zeid off waivers from the Astros on Thursday. To clear a roster spot, Tigers outfielder Ezequiel Carrera was designated for assignment.

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Athletics add 20-year-old slugger Renato Nunez to 40-man roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Athletics announced Thursday they added infielder Renato Nunez to the 40-man roster. The 20-year-old Nunez hit .279 with 28 doubles, 29 home runs and 96 RBI in 124 games for Class A Stockton last season.

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